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The Five Things I Know...Week Six...

By Jon NelsonPosted September 27, 2011 12:28pm (EDT)
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The one thing, before I talk about the Five Things, that always seems to hit me on Tuesdays is that there's always a surprise around every corner...

Or, in our case, every Thursday, Friday, or Saturday...

There's always an upset, a pleasant surprise, or a shock that reminds me that this 20 weeks of football keeps you on your toes all the way through it...

There are no breaks until Festivus...

First Thing I Know (Or Didn't Know)...

Who knew that: Brookwood would have 2 losses, Collins Hill would be 2-3, Roswell would be 0-5 for the first time since 1952 (but could still win its region), LaGrange would be 2-3, Westminster would be 1-3, and that Wesleyan, Clinch, and Washington-Wilkes would all have two losses as well...

But, as those of you who are regulars here know, the First Season gets you geared up for the Second Season- which starts in earnest now...

Second Thing I Know...

There are some really fun match-ups this time around...

Fitzgerald vs. Cook- Region 2-AA is always tough, but when these two go at it (not to mention when the next two teams mentioned are around), these four made it deep into the playoffs last year for a reason...

Brooks County vs. Thomasville- See game number one...

Greenville at Hawkinsville- Region 4-A is one of those regions that doesn't play any non-region games. Cam Black and the Red Devils need this one badly to get back in the playoff race. Schley County's win last week threw a wrench in Hawkinsville's plans, and they're going to need to hopscotch a lot of people and get some help to get back in the four that head to the Third Season- including Greenville...

Valdosta vs. M.L. King- The funny thing about this game is that, if the regions these two play in stay status quo, they could hook back up in the first round of the playoffs, back at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. How's that for a bit of circular game-planning, Mark Harmon...???

Northside vs. Warner Robins- Technically, Warner Robins is the home team here, even as both teams play at McConnell-Talbert. Northside manhandled Bainbridge last week to stay at the top of the ladder while Warner Robins beat Houston County. Try and find a seat for this one. If you get there late (and, by that, I mean mid-afternoon), you're sitting on the grass and not in a seat.

Third Thing I Know...

Friday had a piece of history in Savannah...

Benedictine and Jenkins played a high school football game at Grayson Stadium in town...

What's that...??? Isn't Grayson where the minor-league baseball Sand Gnats play...???

Yep... For the record, the Benedictine-Savannah game is the longest-standing rivalry in the state and took place at Grayson for the longest time before they moved it from the baseball field to football stadia in town.


The highlights from GPB Sports alum Frank Sulkowski are below...
Fast forward to the 6:15 mark...
((HT: Thecoastalsource.com))


Good to see it back at a renovated Grayson...

Fourth thing I know...

Last week, GPB Sports was privileged to catch up with Stephanie Scott and her husband, Mill Creek High Defensive Coordinator Tommy Scott, about their Win For Wyn Foundation. The Mill Creek family was a treat to hang out with- not just to get studied up on the Norcross game, but also to learn about this idea that came from the Scott's loss of a child back in 1999.


Here's the piece...


In talking to Stephanie, she also told us that the scholarship is expanding off the Mill Creek campus. This will be the first year that Win For Wyn will be awarding a Gwinnett County version of the scholarship as well.

Congratulations to the Scotts for a job well-done and a journey that's picking up speed...

Fifth Thing I know...

Shameless Plug time...

On the TV side, we've got a donnybrook in Region 5-5A with Lassiter visiting Walton...

Eddie Prinze, now committed to SMU, was dinged up a few weeks ago but should be good to go against a stingy Walton defense. Trojans Head Coach Jep Irwin will have to try and find a solution in stopping Tyren Jones (A Lassiter move-in).

I think he might have an idea or two...

Pre-game starts a little before 8...

On the web side, it's a special game...

You've seen GPB Sports continuing coverage of the aftermath of the April tornadoes in northwest Georgia. And this week, the two rivals get together between the big white lines for the first time since...

Heritage, Catoosa and Ringgold (a combined 7-1) play at Heritage and the pre-game show has an early start time of 7PM. It's a cool night for a bunch of different reasons with two coaches who were rivals in Tennessee before they were rivals in Georgia.

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Question For The Week: What stories have interested you this year so far...???
Best answers come around in the Mailbag next time...

Play it safe, everyone... I'll talk to you soon...

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